COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Charlie Hill Park was the place to be Thursday night as NeighborWorks Columbus hosted a community block party.
The event is part of the group's Big 4 Beallwood neighborhood revitalization project, which aims to impact the Beallwood community with new construction, rehabilitation and landscaping projects.
Organizers say events like these are important to attracting younger people to the cause.
"A lot people recognize that this is a jewel of an opportunity," said Cathy Williams, CEO of NeighborWorks. "A lot of people have aged out of Beallwood. So we are now trying to get a younger generation to realize the benefits of living in an old fashioned neighborhood, where neighbors take care of neighbors."
NeighborWorks has also partnered with TEAMeffort, to come to Columbus and Beallwood to help the residents with improving their property.